Month: July 2023

Exploring the Arkansas Broadsides Collection

The Arkansas Broadsides Collection (BC.MSS.99.35), covering years 1877 to 1940, contains a variety of broadsides that were used to announce and advertise such events as land sales, estate sales, musical performances, public auctions, and the openings of the tax books in various counties across the state. Since notices of this nature are ephemeral and usually have been discarded over time,

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A Word from the Roberts Library: Partnerships and Programming

As I’m writing, we’re fully immersed in summer; there was no slow dipping our toes in the water first—we got the full effect all at once. We’ve learned to expect the heat, but I can’t say I ever look forward to it!

This summer will be like none that the Roberts Library building and staff have seen before,

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Homemade Soap versus the Chatbot

Now that everyone else has written think pieces about AI, it’s time that the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas weighed in. But first, let’s talk about soap.

I like to buy handmade soap when there are vendors selling it at the local farmers’ market. I won’t argue that some homemade artisanal goat milk soap is necessarily better than the mass-produced stuff I also keep on hand.

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Let’s Eat! Exploring Historical Menus

Did you know that the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the CALS Roberts Library has a collection of historical menus going back over 100 years? You can explore Arkansas’s culinary past by viewing our new mapping project here.

Menus provide intriguing snapshots into our past. Think about how intertwined restaurants are with our lives.

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Butler Banner Archive

The Butler Banner archives between 1999-2018 are available in PDF format only. The Butler Banner was our print newsletter.

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